Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer

In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles.

"I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008 interview. "We borrowed a little station wagon from the late Clarence Ashley's son and drove to California and back, and I remember thinking, 'Lord, what a big old country this is.' I was a mountaineer, just a country boy. I'd never been nowhere like that before."

Within a few years, Watson seemingly had been everywhere, as his prowess on guitar and his vast store of traditional Southern music made the blind musician an internationally celebrated artist.



Anonymous said...


Deep River Blues -
Doc plays and sings solo

Anonymous said...

RIP sir.

I Voted For Obama said...

Too bad.

Anonymous said...

Don't know of the Doc's music, but it sure looks like he's tryin' to squeeze out a large one there.

large tom said...

i saw doc watson about 35 years ago. his late son merle was accomping him. this blind man attacked the music to make a sound you swore you were in music heaven.
God bless you Doc. see him doing great blue grass on you tube